Intel's $200 Core i5-8500 is part of the second wave of Coffee Lake CPUs, released earlier this year. The processor comes with six cores and six threads, and will boost up to 4.1 GHz. Our testing shows that even at higher thread counts it won't ever go below 3.9 GHz, which will make life difficult for the Ryzen 5 2600 - its main competitor.
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips